Design Trend: Farmhouse Chic - Reclaimed wood, aged metals, and distressed details.Farmhouse Chic decor has a soft elegance with a rustic edge – perfect for dressing up a small cottage or a Craftsman bungalow.
Site with lots (I mean LOTS) of plans for build it yourself. This lady is very good at teaching women to use power tools. Lots of practical designs. Guess I'll have to ask for power tools for my birthday so I can build something!
For the living room - if having more visitors, makes the couch an easy sleeping option. If Tom's willing to give up his couch sleeping thing. DIY: Couch made from an old door. Tutorial, info & lots of pics explaining how to build this couch.